Blaize partners with Innovatrics on edge AI facial recognition solution

Edge AI computing firm Blaize has partnered with biometric solutions company Innovatrics to develop a low power, edge-optimised facial recognition technology.

Running on Blaize’s edge devices, Innovatrics SmartFace Embedded has been designed for access control and public security applications such as face detection, facial landmarks, and face template extraction.

Users can combine specific processes and deselect others to maintain a small footprint and use minimal...

Bell collaborates on Toronto AWS Wavelength Zone, first in Canada

Toronto, Canada

Canada’s largest telco provider, Bell Canada, has launched the country’s first public multi-access edge computing (MEC) alongside Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Expanding on the two companies’ 2021 collaboration agreement, the Bell 5G network is helping to power the first AWS Wavelength Zone in Canada, starting with Toronto.

Bell Public MEC with AWS Wavelength embeds AWS compute and storage services at the edge of the Bell 5G network, closer to mobile and connected...

Nokia and Etisalat UAE join forces on 5G private networks for Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Nokia and Etisalat UAE, the telecoms pillar of e& in the UAE, have partnered to deploy 5G private wireless networks to support enterprises across Abu Dhabi.

The agreement will help drive digital transformation through smart city and AI use cases across industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing, and critical infrastructure.

Khalid Murshed, CTO and CIO at Etisalat UAE, said: “We are committed to supporting the government’s vision to accelerate the digital...

AWS Local Zones launching across 26 countries in global edge expansion

AWS Local Zones

Following the launch of AWS Local Zones in 16 US cities, Amazon Web Services is expanding its offering to 32 new metropolitan areas in 26 countries around the world.

AWS Local Zones serve as infrastructure that extends compute, storage, and database services to the edge of the cloud near large population and IT centres.

Through Local Zones, customers can deploy applications that require single-digit millisecond latencies closer to end users or on-premises data...

BrainChip brings neuromorphic edge AI chips to market

BrainChip Akida AKD1000 Processor

Edge AI firm BrainChip has brought its Akida AKD1000 processor to commercial markets following its usage in a new Mercedes-Benz concept electric car in January.

The Mercedes Vision EQXX, promoted as “the most efficient Mercedes-Benz ever built”, uses the Akida chip for in-cabin keyword spotting.

BrainChip’s products are specialised to learn like the human brain through neuromorphic AI architecture, a niche that helped the company grow in recognition last...

Verizon and AWS expand mobile edge offering to 17 major US cities

Edge Drone in City

Verizon and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are expanding their mobile edge offering to 17 of the top 20 metropolitan areas in the US.

Launched in August 2020, the offering combines Verizon’s 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength, a real-time cloud platform, to bring compute and storage services to the edge of Verizon’s network.

The companies’ combination minimises the latency and network hops required to connect from an application hosted on the platform to the end user’s...

Thundercomm launches three new edge AI products at CES 2022

Thunder and Lightning

Thundercomm, an IoT product and solution provider, unveiled three new edge computing products at CES 2022 in Las Vegas.

The line-up includes two new EBX edge AI boxes, the EB2 and the EB6, as well as an AI training platform called ModelFarm.

Building on the back of Thundercomm’s EB5 launch, which has seen usage in smart city and manufacturing use cases, the EB2 and EB6 are designed to meet demands at different market segments.

The EB2 Edge AI box focuses on...

Microsoft and AT&T launch Azure Edge Zone in Atlanta

Energy Visual

Microsoft’s plans for public edge cloud zones are one step closer to fruition with the soft-launch of its Azure Edge Zone in Atlanta, Georgia alongside partner AT&T.

Currently available as a “private preview”, enterprises with an interest in 5G edge solutions can enquire to sign up for access.

The edge zone combines AT&T’s 5G network edge capabilities with a localised version of Microsoft’s Azure cloud from one of AT&T’s data centres in...

StarHub and Hewlett Packard team up for Singaporean 5G edge trial

Singapore

StarHub, one of Singapore’s major telco providers, has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to provide 5G multi-access edge computing (MEC) to Singaporean enterprises.

The joint offering will help enterprise and government clients move time critical workloads such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, and machine learning closer to the source where customers require ultra-low latencies.

StarHub expects uptake to be popular in latency-sensitive...

Inspur Information is making parking lots smarter with edge AI butlers

Parking Lot

Inspur Information, a Chinese cloud and big data services provider, is collaborating with the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) to build a smart parking system using edge computing.

The parking system uses the EIS200 edge computing microserver from Inspur Information, a fan-less and small-size server designed for near-side applications that can adapt to most environments.

Parking poses a major challenge for urban developers, with traditional parking management...